Why Biden’s abortion, climate executive actions not enough for Dems

Why Biden’s abortion, climate executive actions not enough for Dems

Abortion rights will languish through the balance of summer while Congress is on recess, and President Biden has made clear he doesn’t think he can address the issue with additional executive orders.

  • Progressives say they want President Biden to use his full executive power on big issues
  • Progressives worry Biden’s approach will cost them the House and the Senate in the midterm elections
  • “Much of what he does is too little, too late.”

WASHINGTON – Christian Vitek is tired of carrying protest signs, and the November midterms feel like too long of a wait for change.

“People need help now,” he said.

The 21-year-old self-described queer Democrat who marches for abortion rights, same-sex marriage and climate justice among other issues is one of many progressive voters who expected more from his party after it won the White House and a majority in Congress in the last election.

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